If you came to motorcycling late in life, your first ride most likely didn’t come courtesy of a parent or buddy plopping you onto a minibike and pushing you wide-eyed toward the horizon. Not that it’s ever too late. Young or old, male or female, two-wheel newbie or Grand National Champion, you can enjoy this seminal experience with the Yamaha TT-R125L. Despite tough competition on all fronts—particularly from Yamaha’s own brand-new TT-R230—this breeze-to-ride, non-competition-oriented beginner bike remains a Ten Best winner, and for good reason. With a low seat height and enough suspension travel to keep things interesting, the electric-start 125L is the definition of user-friendly.
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